Middleton man dies in rollover crash near Bend, Ore.

Middleton man dies in rollover crash near Bend, Ore.

Middleton man dies in rollover crash near Bend, Ore.

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by KTVB

NWCN.com

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 30 at 2:44 PM

BEND, Ore. -- Oregon State Police say a Middelton man has died and a Star man was seriously injured in a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 20 east of Bend Sunday afternoon.

Troopers say around 4:30 p.m., 35-year-old Matthew Dreyer of Star was westbound on Highway 20 near milepost 31 when his 1998 Dodge pickup went off the side of the road while heading around a curve. Police say Dreyer over-corrected trying to bring the truck back under control.  The pickup rolled several times before coming to rest off the south side of the highway.

Dreyer was ejected and serious injured in the crash.  He was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

His passenger, 36-year-old Christopher Johanson of Middleton, was partially ejected from the truck and died at the scene.

Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash.

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